Contraindications Index + Cautions & Vital Teaching Support – By Pose

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In this image you might notice that the practitioner’s palms are improperly grounded and that the shoulders are hunching up. In our Asana Digests, we help you to know what to watch out for in students’ alignment. And we make it easy to learn contraindications and cautions of poses plus common issues students face in practicing each pose. We also offer teaching suggestions to address various situations, including variations and alternatives.

Here we have indexed the contraindications and cautions by pose so that you can quickly research this vital information. See the pose link for more details and images.

For some poses, we are able to provide enough information here as to be relatively self-explanatory. But some cases are more complicated and you will want to click the link to get more detail about situations you’re unfamiliar with.

To search by condition, please see the Contraindications Index.

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